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Chelsea boss set to be offered new deal despite Champions League exit

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is set to be offered a new contract at Stamford Bridge, despite being knocked out of the Champions League on Wednesday, according to the Daily Star.

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After the dramatic aggregate loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the competition, you would not have blamed Mourinho for fearing the worst, as his first tenure at the club ended following failure to defeat Norwegian side Rosenborg at the group stage, but Chelsea’s billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has not been put off by their European exit.

“Roman has no complaints.

“He will definitely want Jose to stay, even if they do not win the league,” a source close to the owner said.

However, that stance may change if Chelsea do manage to squander their strong position in the league. They currently sit five points clear of nearest challengers Manchester City in the Premier League, having played a game less, and are therefore heavy favourites to win their first title since 2010.

If Manuel Pellegrini’s side do manage to overturn the deficit, then it won’t be an entirely disastrous season for the London club, with the Capital One Cup already in the bag.

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